This two-year program will build your unique regional expertise in Asian and Pacific Studies through deep knowledge and innovative research. MAPS immerses you in a nuanced understanding of national and transnational developments regarding people, technologies, languages, and ideas. The program allows you to develop in-depth knowledge by specialising in particular Asian and Pacific regions, disciplines, or thematic areas (such as politics and international affairs, history and culture, the environment, gender, or translation). In this program, you are encouraged to develop language skills that you can use in your specialised work. For those who wish to design an independent project, this degree provides an opportunity to pursue advanced research through a thesis. The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies allows you to work within one of the largest world-class concentrations of scholars focused on Asian and Pacific. The ANU is a global leader in the teaching of Asia and Pacific languages and offers notable opportunities for in-country study. Successful completion of this degree offers an ideal pathway into a profession where deep knowledge of Asia and the Pacific, advanced research and writing skills, and high levels of independent project management are required.